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Flakes

Interactive Granular Sample Mangler

(333 Votes)
1.9 (Updated 8 years ago)
951.2kB
October 25, 2007
Reaktor 5 or lower
Instrument Sampler

DESCRIPTION

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version 1.8 (07.11.2008)

Whats new:
-a new advanced midi learn feature for the parameter cells.
-a new colour palettes to please the most delicate eyes.
-some fixes and engine improvements here and there.
(look inside the ens.for more detailed information)

Flakes is a flexible granular sampler designed specially to transform and renovate existing samples into something new and fresh. It was mainly designed to work with voices and atmospheric material, but thanks to its wide sound sculpting possibilities you can come up with interesting results using any kind of sources. This instrument combines manual interaction and pre-made sequenced style of work, so for example you can scan thru the wave using your controller and play some notes on your keyboard while the scenes are controlled by prepared sequence. Moreover it's really CPU light so feel free to rock live on a stage.

Concept:
Four colours represent four so called "scenes". Each scene has its own settings for different sampler's parameters. For each parameter there is its own cell, these cells have 8 sliders, 4 sliders for the first (main) parameter and 4 for the second (usually it is jitter) respectively. Scenes order and readout process is controlled by the special sequencer. Sequencer's velocity can be routed to control the sampler's volume and release time.

Use hints. Keep clock running.

Enjoy, yours truly,
sonictwist@gmail.com

COMMENTS  (57)

Klara Półmrok
4 months ago
Loading a sample and getting some audio: go to edit mode with F1, then right click the folder icon (in windows 10 at least), then choose Replace sample, then press spacebar to play it back through the instrument. MIDI keyboard doesn't work.
Alejandro Sande
9 months ago
For those asking to load samples, there is an icon in the top right corner which allows you to load/replace.
Alejandro Sande
9 months ago
Thanks! This is great!
Herman Verbaeten
1 year ago
Thanks Igor. Very interesting arp/granulator
David Coffin
2 years ago
Said at least 8 years ago, and loved with no CPU complaints by many even longer ago: "Moreover it's really CPU light so feel free to rock live on a stage." In 2017, with a 2-year-old iMac, his thing won't play for more than a split second without going into overs and then shutting itself down with an overload warning. So what's broken here?
Simon Tarbet
3 years ago
i cant get any sound out of this at all... any advice would be appreciated cause it looks banging
Greg Cardi
3 years ago
So, did anyone figure out how to load your own samples?
tony lukie
3 years ago
Thanks for your hard work
Tina Kohler
4 years ago
Yes, I have the same problem and can't load samples. Too bad.
Cian Breen
4 years ago
I cannot seem to load samples. The folder icon above the sample display seems to be dead. Ive tried double click /right click etc. Any suggestions?
james storr
4 years ago
seriously though, how do you add your own audio samples please?
Fed Conti
4 years ago
Wonderful thanks ! But how to load other samples to play with ?
Event Iter
8 years ago
Great , Thanks !
Jonas Broberg
9 years ago
Thank you very much! Excellent work!
plauto camargo
9 years ago
Sensacional. Muchas, muchas gracias... Saludo
Kriz Di
10 years ago
In favorites)))))))) красава)))))ыыы
Björn Heuer
10 years ago
Just fabulous, perfect work. I do not know what to say. Thanks for this great stuf. It´s right for the next Library in Reaktor 6.
Lucas Owens
10 years ago
This is amazing, I love it. Thank you!
Dean Lowe
10 years ago
This is absolutely awesome! Mmmm... yummy grain Flakes!
Stephen Gallagher
10 years ago
awesome! thank you! very very good!
Jason Taylor
11 years ago
This is very very good. My favourite of all your creations. The GUI and simplicity/power is superb.
Tasos Karadedos
11 years ago
This is my favourite granular instrument, thank you
Soarer
11 years ago
WooooooooW! I didn't check this thing out properly until now. Absolutely beautiful and the sounds it can make! The manual scrubbing is incredible! Thanks again!
Igor Shilov
11 years ago
nice track by the way! i feel flakes inside :)
Igor Shilov
11 years ago
thanx guys! Richard, its easy :) for example 96/6 = 16, so it'll be 1/16 division (i hope you know that 1/16 is a standart clock division wich has equal relation to the global BPM), so 96/16 = 1/6; 96/12 = 1/8; 96/8 = 1/12 etc. respectively. hope it'll help.
Richard Figone
11 years ago
thanks sonic! check out my track called "the slasher's theme" on www.myspace.com/richardgrinfigone , i have used flakes to make the swingin 5/4! i have a little question though about your time signature >/< thing. can you explain how it works a little more in a musical description like 2/4 4/4 5/4 5/8 6/4 6/8 etc? thanks. i am sorry to be a pain, and possibly this is something i should have learned long ago. I ALWAYS RATE YOU 10!
Graham Street
11 years ago
Stunning ! Thanks so much.
Phil Durrant
11 years ago
oh boy! each update makes me even more jealous;-) Absolutely fantastic!
William Hough
11 years ago
Sonictwist you are contributing amazing additions and my hypothalamus is singed! Thank you for your generosity :)
Tom Jepson
11 years ago
I can't get over how awesome 'Flakes' is. I just spent an hour mashing up one pattern... Lovely.
Igor Shilov
11 years ago
thanx! i hope you'll have a chance to gimme some more 10s soon :)
Phil Durrant
11 years ago
1.6 is even better. wish i could give you another 10!
Haris Custovic
11 years ago
very good !
Igor Shilov
11 years ago
nice to hear this. youre welcome!
Richard Figone
11 years ago
cool. thanks by the way again. i used version 1.4 to make a very cool 5/4 beat for a track that is going to be a part of my senior recital next week!
Igor Shilov
11 years ago
repacked. the main addition is the "pitch/speed" modes,wich alter the sounds differently, as for me pitch mode sounds more good with beats, while speed is more gentle with pads and atmospheres.
Richard Figone
11 years ago
what's new in this update?
Raymond Szwec
11 years ago
the 1.4 .zip is corrupt
Richard Figone
11 years ago
thanks dude. glad you noticed this bug in the clickies
Igor Shilov
11 years ago
version 1.3 : 2 bryant and all MAC users: now you can use small bl=br button, wich allows you to control second (ctrl + left mouse button) parameters using left mouse.
Igor Shilov
11 years ago
thanx! ok, version 1.2... gui fixes here and there. if you don't like current colour palette, now you can easily change it: just change constants inside the FARBEN macros and restart CPU, that's all!
bryant place
11 years ago
Awesome patch, the GUI is pleasant - but it is hard to control ! Choosing the colors, and right-click make this a job to explore !
Dieter Zobel
11 years ago
great thing
Der Einmeier
11 years ago
awesome GUI, pretty self-explaining and for sure something very nice to spice up boring loops. thanks a lot!
Nils Quak
11 years ago
great stuff. thanks a lot for sharing. lots of stuff to dive into
Igor Shilov
11 years ago
2 don dailey: if you mean randomizers to parameters - double click on a controller (but i think you already know this) 2 richard: well, default setting for grain cloud modele is a separate and quite interesting question, the main problem is that this module is quite special itself, and it's really hard to make sample soundsing "default". i'll see what can be done. thank you for your comments, they are really helpful.
Raymond Szwec
11 years ago
okay, for some reason it is omitting the zero between 56 and 93 in the url when I paste it. I'm referring to your post in the Reaktor forum. I'm the guy asking about colors.
Raymond Szwec
11 years ago
oops. here instead: http://www.native-instruments.com/forum/showthread.php?t=56093
Raymond Szwec
11 years ago
I left some more comments here: http://www.native-instruments.com/forum/showthread.php?t=56093
Richard Figone
11 years ago
i think it could be cool if there were a default button... but that's all right. the defaults on the snapshot window don't really work out... overall i think this is a great ensemble/instrument
Don Dailey
11 years ago
wonderful! (I think there was referrence to the fact that it was saved with all the structure windows open ;-) It would be cool to have randomizers for some or all parameters.
Igor Shilov
11 years ago
updated to 1.1 (actually it's a really small fixes, but anyway) 2 Tom: may be you mean "autogrow windows" feature? try to turn it off.
Tom Jepson
11 years ago
Lovely. Got enough windows open there?!
Igor Shilov
11 years ago
thank you guys! btw, Igor, not Ivan :)
Richard Figone
11 years ago
hey dude, i really like this a lot. i mean, A LOT
Raymond Szwec
11 years ago
instant classic
Ryan Dean
11 years ago
Oh, what? Mr. Shilov(sorry-Ivan) dropped something new! Damn, please make an announcement when you release something. I would've called in sick today if I knew this was kicking around. Will help take my mind off of the fires crawling towards my door. Thanks again!
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